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Forged in war : Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War

Author: Warren F Kimball
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Roosevelt and Churchill: Theirs was a partnership that shaped the American Century. Their combined leadership during the crucial years of World War II seized victory for the Allied forces and laid the groundwork for the peace that followed. The story of their relationship is also, inevitably, the story of their nations and the "good war." Now, noted historian Warren Kimball brings to life the political and personal
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren F Kimball
ISBN: 0688085237 9780688085230
OCLC Number: 34951437
Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The players : "a pugnacious looking b[astard]" and "this artitst, this seducer" --
"If Britain is to survive" (September 1939-September 1940) --
"A year of indecision" (October 1940-June 1941) --
"History has recorded who fired the first shot" : the Soviet Union and the United States enter the war (June 1941-December 1941) --
"It is fun to be in the same decade with you" (December 1941-July 1942) --
"The end of the beginning" : and the "beginning of the end" (August 1942-February 1943) --
"I am not a Wilsonian idealist, I have problems to resolve" (March-December 1943) --
"A new heaven and a new earth" (December 1943-December 1944) --
The "holy alliance" (December 1944-war's end) --
Appendix : on health and the history of the Second World War.
Responsibility: Warren F. Kimball.

Abstract:

Roosevelt and Churchill: Theirs was a partnership that shaped the American Century. Their combined leadership during the crucial years of World War II seized victory for the Allied forces and laid the groundwork for the peace that followed. The story of their relationship is also, inevitably, the story of their nations and the "good war." Now, noted historian Warren Kimball brings to life the political and personal affiance of these two great leaders, set against the.

Incredible events of the time. Using various historical sources - including the enormous store of letters that the leaders exchanged, both playful and deadly serious - Kimball paints an intimate portrait of the men and their role in the war. Kimball's lively analysis reveals the men behind the politicians, and shows how they were at the same time idealists yet realists, consistent yet unpredictable, calculating yet impulsive. At times they made mistakes in judgment,

Disagreed about how to win and what the postwar world would and should look like, and focused closely on their own countries' interests. Ultimately, however, their "Yalta System" helped shape an era without direct war between the "Great Powers."

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